Nostalgic Information About Old Vehicle Registrations Numbers


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Hi all,
When we buy a new vehicle or a second hand one (vehicles came after 1990), we have the registration as TN (Tamilnadu), KL (Kerala) etc. I live in Coimbatore. (TN.) Some of the older registrations and their respective places are given below. Since i live in Tamilnadu i had given only the details of the registrations of Tamilnadu before 1990. This will be helpful for those who are planning to buy old Ambassadors, Premier Padmini, Old Jeeps or Gypsys etc.

Initially Tamilnadu was known as Madras state. The cars manufactured before 1970's were given the registrations as whole as following:

1. MDA.
2. MDB.
3. MDC.
4. MDE.
5. MDM.
6. MSL.
7. MSQ.
8. MSV.
9. MDT.
10. MSS.
11. MSR.
12. MSW.

All the above registrations to the vehicles of Tamilnadu which was being registered in any part of TN. Vehicles bearing these type of regn are surely of 1970 or before that.

After 1970, came the registration of vehicles starting from letter 'T'.
Vehicles came after 1970 upto 1989 was registered with three alphabets only. Some of the registrations and their places are as follows:

Madras:

1. TSA.
2. TSB.
3. TSD.
4. TSF.
5. TSH.
6. TSI.
7. TSJ.
8. TSK.
9. TNW.
10. TDW.
11. TMW.
12. TMX.
13. TCX.
14. TMZ.

The above regns are registered not only for proper Madras. It also included nearby towns like Vellore, Kanchipuram etc.

Coimbatore: (includes Erode and nearby towns.)

1. TNB.
2. TNC.
3. TNE.
4. TDB.
5. TDC.
6. TDE.
7. TCC.
8. TCG.
9. TAG.
10. TAR.
11. TDI.

That time private vehicles also registered with the letter 'G'.

Salem: (includes its nearby districts and towns.)

1. TML.
2. TDL.
3. TMS.
4. TNS.
5. TAL.

Nilgiris: (includes Ooty and nearby areas.)

1. TNN.
2. TAN.

Nilgiris being a hill station had only few vehicles registered.

Trichy: (includes its nearby towns and districts.)

1. TDT.
2. TMI.
3. TMT.
4. TCY.

Tuticorin: (includes Tirunelveli and nearby districts.)

1. TAT.
2. TNT.
3. TCT.

Cuddalore: (includes its nearby towns.)

1. TAF.
2. TNF.
3. TMF.

Ramanathapuram: (includes nearby towns.)

1. TDR.
2. TMR.
3. TNR.

Madurai: (includes nearby towns.)

1. TAA.
2. TDA.
3. TDU.
4. TMU.
5. TAU.
6. TNA.

Kanyakumari:

1. TAK.
2. TCK.
3. TNK.
4. TMK.

The above said informations are given as i know. Others also can give if anyother regn given in Tamilnadu. Also people from other states, please give these nostalgic informations of your state known to you.
 

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Re: Nostalgic Poll: Old vehicle registrations and their respective places.

Thanks for the useful information, Shrikanth. My grandfather’s scooter used to have the registration number starting with “UGX”. Any idea what it could be?

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Hi Dude
Thank you for your prompt reply. UGX should be a Uttar pradesh vehicle. But i dont know the exact place where it is registered. Here many persons are from north. They may know i think. [:)]
 

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Hi Dude Thank you for your prompt reply. UGX should be a Uttar pradesh vehicle. But i dont know the exact place where it is registered. Here many persons are from north. They may know i think.
Thanks. Yes, it’s Uttar Pradesh but I was trying to find out the particular location. Recently I have also seen an old Ambassador with registration number: DIE 1. Quite interesting. :rolleyes:

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Hi Friends
@Umang: Thank you for your kind reply dude.[:)]

@350Z
I feel happy that i atleast said the State correctly. Like Madras, Delhi also was like a seperate state i think. DIE regn should also belongs to New Delhi i think. Anyway thank you for your valuable reply.[:)]
 

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I saw some of the old vehicles carrying old no.plates in our state,most of them from commercial vehicles carrying the old plates but don't know the correct places but will list them here.
MYN.(Mysore i think so)
MYV.
CAT.
CTT.
 
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Hi Vishwa
You are correct. Before decades Tamilnadu was known as State of Madras. Similarly Karnataka was known State of Mysore. So the vehicles having registered as MYM, MEN etc were of the 1960's and 70's. Then during 80's, they have changed the regn as CAT, CAV etc.

My relative had a 1973 model Fiat which he bought it from Bangalore. It was registered as MEE.
 
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Goa had the following:
GDA: The first series for private vehicles (2&4 wheelers)
GDB: Reserved for Daman & Diu (then a part of the UT of Goa, Daman & Diu)
GDC: 2 wheelers
GDD: 2 wheelers
GDE: 4 wheelers & Govt. 2 wheelers
GDF: 2&4 wheelers
GDG: 2 wheelers
GDH: 2 wheelers & Govt. 4 wheelers
GDI: 4 wheelers (Margao)
GDJ: 2&4 wheelers
GDK: 2 wheelers (Panjim)
GDL: 2&4 wheelers
GDM: Temporary registration (Private)
GDN: 2 wheelers (Mapuca)
GDO: 4 wheelers (Mapuca)
GDP: 2 wheelers (Vasco-Da-Gama)
GDQ: Daman & Diu (Public)
GDR: Temporary registration (Public)
GDS: Public (Transport vehicles)
GDT: Public (Transport vehicles)
GDU: Public (Transport vehicles) - Vasco-Da-Gama
GDV: Public (Transport vehicles) - Mapuca
GDW: 2 wheelers- Margao
GDX: Kadamba Transport Corporation
GDY: Public (Transport vehicles) - Panjim
GDZ: Public (Transport vehicles)

GGA: 4 wheelers (Vasco-Da-Gama)
GGB: 2 wheelers (Bicholim)
GGC: 4 wheelers (Ponda)
GGE: 4 wheelers (Govt.)
GGF: 2 wheelers (Ponda)
GGG: 4 wheelers (Panjim)
 
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Till the implementation of the Motor Vehicles Act 1988, we used a combination of three English alphabets followed by numerals, from 1 to 9999, to make a unique registration mark. First letter ‘K’ represents the state of Kerala, the second letter shows the series and is fixed by the Government of Kerala when the previous one was exhausted. ‘L’,’R’, ‘E’, ‘B’, and ‘C’ were the alphabets used for the second position. The alphabet in third position represents the District in which the vehicle was registered. Table below shows the alphabets used for representing each District

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

‘T’, ‘V’

Kollam (Quilon)

‘Q’, ‘U’

Pathanamthitta

‘B’

Alappuzha (Alleppey)

‘A’, ‘Y’

Kottayam

‘K’, ‘O’

Idukky

‘I’

Ernakulam

‘E’, ‘F’

Thrissur (Trichur)

‘H’, ‘R’

Palakkad (Palghat)

‘P’, ‘G’

Malappuram

‘M’, ‘L’

Kozhikode(Calicut)

‘Z’, ‘D’

Wayanadu

‘W’

Kannur (Cannanore)

‘C’, ‘N’

Kasargod

‘S’

State Transport Undertaking

‘X’

Thus the registration marks issued in Trivandrum District were

KLT-1 to KLT-9999, KLV-1 to KLV-9999
KRT-1 to KRT-9999, KRV-1 to KRT-9999
KET-1 to KET-9999, KEV-1 to KEV-9999
KBT-1 to KBT-9999, KBV-1 to 9999
KCT-1 to KCT-9999, KCV-1 to KCV- not completed

MVDKerala - Registration Numbers
 
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We had premier padmini with UP registration and another ambassador

Amby UTG 7218
Padmini1 UHO 9882
Padmini2 UVM 543
All Meerut registered.
 
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Hi all,
When we buy a new vehicle or a second hand one (vehicles came after 1990), we have the registration as TN (Tamilnadu), KL (Kerala) etc. I live in Coimbatore. (TN.) Some of the older registrations and their respective places are given below. Since i live in Tamilnadu i had given only the details of the registrations of Tamilnadu before 1990. This will be helpful for those who are planning to buy old Ambassadors, Premier Padmini, Old Jeeps or Gypsys etc.

Initially Tamilnadu was known as Madras state. The cars manufactured before 1970's were given the registrations as whole as following:

1. MDA.
2. MDB.
3. MDC.
4. MDE.
5. MDM.
6. MSL.
7. MSQ.
8. MSV.
9. MDT.
10. MSS.
11. MSR.
12. MSW.

All the above registrations to the vehicles of Tamilnadu which was being registered in any part of TN. Vehicles bearing these type of regn are surely of 1970 or before that.

After 1970, came the registration of vehicles starting from letter 'T'.
Vehicles came after 1970 upto 1989 was registered with three alphabets only. Some of the registrations and their places are as follows:

Madras:

1. TSA.
2. TSB.
3. TSD.
4. TSF.
5. TSH.
6. TSI.
7. TSJ.
8. TSK.
9. TNW.
10. TDW.
11. TMW.
12. TMX.
13. TCX.
14. TMZ.

The above regns are registered not only for proper Madras. It also included nearby towns like Vellore, Kanchipuram etc.

Coimbatore: (includes Erode and nearby towns.)

1. TNB.
2. TNC.
3. TNE.
4. TDB.
5. TDC.
6. TDE.
7. TCC.
8. TCG.
9. TAG.
10. TAR.
11. TDI.
12. TNV.
13. TDV.
14. TAB.

That time private vehicles also registered with the letter 'G'.

Salem: (includes its nearby districts and towns.)

1. TML.
2. TDL.
3. TMS.
4. TNS.
5. TAL.
6. TAM.
7. TDS.
8. TDM.
9. TNL.
10. TCL.
11. TCM.
12. TCS.
13. TAS.

Nilgiris: (includes Ooty and nearby areas.)

1. TNN.
2. TAN.

Nilgiris being a hill station had only few vehicles registered.

Trichy: (includes its nearby towns and districts.)

1. TDT.
2. TMI.
3. TMT.
4. TCY.
5. TDY.
6. TMY.
7. TNY.
8. TAY.

Tuticorin: (includes Tirunelveli and nearby districts.)

1. TAT.
2. TNT.
3. TCT.

Cuddalore: (includes its nearby towns.)

1. TAF.
2. TNF.
3. TMF.

Ramanathapuram: (includes nearby towns.)

1. TDR.
2. TMR.
3. TNR.

Madurai: (includes nearby towns.)

1. TAA.
2. TDA.
3. TDU.
4. TMU.
5. TAU.
6. TNA.
7. TCA.

Kanyakumari:

1. TAK.
2. TCK.
3. TNK.
4. TMK.

Erode: (includes its nearby towns)

1. TAQ.
2. TDQ.
3. TNQ.
4. TMQ.
5. TCQ.

The above said informations are given as i know. Others also can give if anyother regn given in Tamilnadu. Also people from other states, please give these nostalgic informations of your state known to you.[/QUOTE]
 
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